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Opened in 1992, Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre is North Stradbroke Island’s only dive centre and Brisbane’s only SSI Instructor Training Centre.

Offering SSI courses from beginner level right up to Scuba Instructor and beyond, Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre is Brisbane’s premier dive facility for high quality, live-in scuba diving training. Located right on the beach at Point Lookout, we specialise in providing world-class scuba diving courses and dive trips to the Moreton Bay Marine Park on beautiful Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).

Perfect for those looking for a scuba diving day trip from Brisbane, Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre runs dive trips five days a week (Friday – Tuesday), as well as snorkel tours on weekends* and various Dive Festivals throughout the year. We also stock an extensive range of scuba hire equipment, have the latest model GoPro video cameras for rental, and offer both air and Nitrox options for divers.

  • Min age is 12
  • Packages start from AU$195.00

AU$ Prices

From AU$195.00

Double Dive

All of our amazing dive sites are within a quick 10-15 minute boat trip from our beach where we launch our 2 custom built semi-rigid NAIAD inflatable dive boats. Diving here can only be described as exhilarating! Only minutes away from our doorstep, Straddie’s reefs are teeming with various marine life like Manta rays and Leopard sharks during summer (Nov-Apr), endangered Grey Nurse sharks and humpback whales during winter (Jun-Oct), plus bull & eagle rays, guitar & wobbegong sharks, turtles, dolphins, octopus, pelagics, hard & soft corals, nudibranchs plus hundreds of tropical fish species. We have a choice of 12 varying dive sites, all with their own individual experiences. This wide array of choice allows us to tailor your dive trip according to your experience levels, as well as which particular site has the best conditions on the day of your trip.

Please note that we can NEVER guarantee a dive site. You will NOT be given a refund if we can not take you to the dive site you would prefer due to conditions or experience level of all divers on board. As always, we will do our best to accommodate all divers. Inclusions: Tanks & Weights Snacks and water on board (please note we do not cater to dietary requirements, if you have special requirements we recommend you bring your own snack with you). Warm shower and towels for after the dive. Equipment hire is an additional charge, depending on what you require.

Meeting times: You do NOT need to arrive at Manta Lodge earlier than the time listed below for each dive. This is ample time to complete paperwork, check equipment sizes, set up your equipment and brief for the dives. The above meeting time is the time to meet at Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre. This is NOT the meeting time at the ferry terminal.
If you are paying for your ferry ticket through Manta Lodge & Scuba centre, the below meeting times apply for you. AM Dive - 6:45am meet at the store OR catch the Gold Cats Flyer that departs at 5.55am and our courtesy bus will collect you when you arrive at Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island. We will return you to the ferry at 1pm in time to catch the 1.25pm ferry back to Cleveland. PM Dive - 11:45am meet at the store OR catch the Gold Cats Flyer that departs at 10.55am and our courtesy bus will collect you when you arrive at Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island. We will return you to the ferry at 5:20pm in time to catch the 5:55pm ferry back to Cleveland. How to catch the Gold Cats Flyer: You can easily book your tickets for the Gold Cats Flyer with us. Just give us a call and we can sort it out for you. The way you catch the Gold Cats Flyer if booking with us is below. For the 5.55am departing Gold Cats Flyer: 1. Board the Gold Cats Flyer (ferry) before collecting your ticket as their ticket office is not opened yet. 2. As the ticket master collects everyone's ticket, tell them you have paid through Manta Lodge. They will ask you to sign your name onto our account and they will issue you with a return ticket (bright red tickets, do not lose these). 3. The ferry only stops at Dunwich, so hope off the ferry at look for our bright coloured dive van and our friendly staff waiting to meet you.

For the 10.55am departing Gold Cats Flyer: 1. Go into the Gold Cats Flyer ticket office. Ask to get a return ticket on Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre's account. They will ask you to sign your name onto our account and they will issue you with a return ticket (bright red tickets, do not lose these). 2. Board the Gold Cats Flyer. On the ferry the ticket master will collect one of your tickets, the other is for the return ferry. 3.The ferry only stops at Dunwich, so hope off the ferry at look for our bright coloured dive van and our friendly staff waiting to meet you. Please allow plenty of time to find a car park etc...If you miss the Gold Cats Flyer, no refunds are given. We do not offer pick ups or tickets for the Stradbroke Ferries, the Water Taxi or the Vehicle Ferry.

Included in your package. Two dives, with a surface interval on board our boat. Tanks and weights hire. The option to select other hire equipment will appear as you choose the dates for your dive. Prices for additional hire equipment will appear as well. Complimentary water & light snacks on board. Please note, the snacks contain gluten and may contain nuts and dairy.
Prerequisites You must be certified as an SSI Open Water Diver or equivalent (PADI, NAUI, etc.). Not certified? Why not sign up our Try Scuba Diving program? You must have been diving within the last 12 months. If you have not dived in the last 12 months, you will be required to do a refresher before the dive You must be medically fit for diving All participants must complete a liability waiver before diving. Please contact reception if you have any questions about this.

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  • person Age: From 12

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  • Point Lookout QLD 4183
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